There are several players responsible for the Green Bay Packers defeating the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. With that being said, there is one player in particular that stood out above the rest. As much as I want to say defensive back Davon House was the player of the game against the Browns, there is no question in my mind that wide receiver Jarrett Boykin was the game’s Most Valuable Player.
The reason Boykin gets the edge over House is because he stepped up on offense when the Packers had several question marks at the receiver position. There was plenty of concern regarding if quarterback Aaron Rodgers was going to have the necessary weapons to take on a very talented Cleveland defense without Randall Cobb and James Jones.
The good news is Boykin stepped up and made the necessary plays throughout the contest. The fact that he raised his level of play after tight end Jermichael Finley was carted off proves how talented he truly is.
Boykin hauled in a career-high eight receptions for 103 yards and his first career touchdown.
It was certainly exciting watching a young player take advantage of a great opportunity by making the most of every pass that came his way. Obviously, he did have some drops, but overall Boykin proved he deserves a spot among the team’s top receivers.
It is unfortunate that the Packers were without Cobb and Jones. On the bright side, it is good to know Boykin is as good as everyone in the organization had hoped. Not to mention, Green Bay should be in good hands if the depth continues to dwindle at wide receiver.